• Robots are going to replace developers quickly

    We all use robots, or robot-made products, on a daily basis. Robots build our cars and clean our houses, but today we also enjoy these: AI applications automate financial, travel, legal processes; e-discoverysoftware, used in law firms,...

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  • Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots.

    China is replacing most of its workers with robots. It wants to increase the productivity. According to Monetary Watch, the Changying Precision Technology Company focuses on the production of mobile phones and uses automated production lines. The factory...

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  • A cargo-carrying robot to follow in your footsteps

      A new “startup” called Piaggio Fast Forward (by Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters) developed a personal “cargo robot” called the Gita. Gita looks like a carbon fiber take on the exercise ball with tires in...

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  • Machine vs humans: machine wins at poker … bluffing

    Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand. Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University racked...

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  • Fallen in love with Aliens and Avatar? You’d better fear METHOD-1

    Ok, it’s not open source..but it’s to cool not to write about it! I have to make a confession, I can’t understand if I love it or if it scares me, but certainly the Korea Future Technology...

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  • Open-Source CNC Farming Machine Reimagines Food Production

    It’s open-source. It’s customizable. And it’s just as exciting to gardeners as is it is to garage tinkerers. Meet FarmBot, humanity’s first open-source Computer Numeric Control (CNC) farming machine. FarmBot is a CNC machine comprised of a...

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  • Democratizing Robotics: InMoov lends the future of AI a hand

    “Being able to use contributions from other people, sharing ideas and prototypes, makes it go so much faster.” Referencing another robotics company whose product was eight years in development, Langevin, creator of the robot, explained that InMoov...

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  • Erle Robotics, the next generation of open source robotic brains

      The Spanish company Erle announced the release of Erle-Brain 2, a streamlined and enhanced sibling of the first Erle-Brain offering a more powerful product, yet at a lower price. Erle-Brain 2 supports APM and other Dronecode...

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  • A robot just passed the self-awareness test: and it’s not Terminator!

    Roboticists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have built a trio of robots that were put through the classic ‘wise men puzzle’ test of self-awareness – and one of them passed. In the puzzle, a...

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  • Arduino based 5-axis educational Robot Arm soon on Kickstarter by InnoTechnix

    InnoTechnix produced MandleBot, a highly appreciated robotic arm used with teaching/educational or maker’s purposes. Now, InnoTechnix is planning to launch by the end of August a new Kickstarter campaing to develop and build an improved version of...

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  • Tiny robots carry up to 2,000 times their own weight!

    Incredible research done at Stanford, a new generation of micro-robots (named MicroTugs) has been designed following the tricky principles exploited by ants and geckos, allowing them to do the incredible. If the same “strength” would be applied...

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  • PLEN2, the world’s first printable open-source humanoid 142% funded on Kickstarter

    Less than 20 days to go yet, and this project has  been already funded. PLEN is a humanoid tiny open source robot born aiming at, according to team’s vision: Our aim is to open up the relationship...

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  • Pi Tank, 3D-print your Robot now!

    Create your own 3d printed robot with Pi Tank open source robot, using Raspberry Pi and Microsoft Kinect: Among other applications for 3D printing that have truly taken off into industries of their own – robotics –...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Meet Ringo – The palm size robot with real personality! Funded 400% on Kickstarter

    Ringo project has been funded 400% on Kickstarter already, and still 11 days to go! Ringo is a super cute pet robot bug based on the Arduino UNO and packed with goodies including an accelerometer, gyroscope, 6...

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  • Open Source Ecology shows how to enter a $100B market with Open Source

    Critics of the open source economy point out that “Open source is a system of development that doesn’t have the requisite positive feedback loops needed to build a viable economic system.” Open Source Ecology released their “4...

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  • The Open Source Snow Plow Robot: discovering the Firmware

        Just a few weeks ago, we presented in this blog the maker version of a motorized snowplow, similar to those  available in many bricolage shopping malls. In fact our robot is a particular caterpillar track,...

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  • Minibuilders robots will build your House soon!

    A research group at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (iaac.net), based in Barcelona set on a goal of re-elaborating 3D printing techniques to overcome existing limitations for large scale application. Here are the first results:...

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  • Here comes the open source Snow Plow Robot

    We present a caterpillar robot based on Arduino Uno, remotely controlled through a Play Station 2 wireless controllers.   Since we are not insensitive to solutions making life easier, we have considered the idea of creating and...

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